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My son found this when he was about 9 years old on one of our yearly camping trips in the North Cascades of Washington State.  We were on a rocky sandbar on the river fishing and my son was just running around exploring.  He ran up to me and handed me this rock.  He did not say anything just gave it to me like he knew I would want it and went back to exploring.  I don't know what it is but I think it is beautiful.  Anyone know what it is? -Spallies-

21   My son found this when he was about 9 years old on one of our yearly camping trips in the North Cascades of Washington State. We were on a rocky sandbar on the river fishing and my son was just running around exploring. He ran up to me and handed me this rock. He did not say anything just gave it to me like he knew I would want it and went back to exploring. I don’t know what it is but I think it is beautiful. Anyone know what it is?
-Spallies-

 

I found this in 2013 on a search in New Mexico.  Nobody I've talked to remembers owning this thing, but they've had a few that looked similar.   Oh well, I'm fond of it and I'm not going to spend it.  I like to think I touched George Washington.  :) -DP-

22   I found this in 2013 on a search in New Mexico. Nobody I’ve talked to remembers owning this thing, but they’ve had a few that looked similar.
Oh well, I’m fond of it and I’m not going to spend it. I like to think I touched George Washington. 🙂
-DP-

 

 In 1968, at age 14, I accompanied my Grandfather on an archaeological dig in Palestine. The ’67 war had just occurred and Israel occupied the West Bank and Biblical site of Ai/Et-Tell, which Joshua reportedly had destroyed.  I worked on excavating tombs and searching for tombs in the Wadi Asas. As I searched I would tap the rock outcroppings and listen for hollow sounds in the stone.  I discovered the only unopened tomb in nine seasons of excavations. We excavated and found the opening was covered by a large circular rock which we rolled aside.  The first to enter the tomb I found it filled with silt/sediment.  I uncovered this tear vase, which mourners would cry into to show God they cared, on a stone shelf in the first room. Israel allowed the dig director to keep 10% of the archaeological finds and he returned it to me.   -goldpsych-

23   In 1968, at age 14, I accompanied my Grandfather on an archaeological dig in Palestine. The ’67 war had just occurred and Israel occupied the West Bank and Biblical site of Ai/Et-Tell, which Joshua reportedly had destroyed. I worked on excavating tombs and searching for tombs in the Wadi Asas. As I searched I would tap the rock outcroppings and listen for hollow sounds in the stone. I discovered the only unopened tomb in nine seasons of excavations. We excavated and found the opening was covered by a large circular rock which we rolled aside. The first to enter the tomb I found it filled with silt/sediment. I uncovered this tear vase, which mourners would cry into to show God they cared, on a stone shelf in the first room. Israel allowed the dig director to keep 10% of the archaeological finds and he returned it to me.
-goldpsych-

 

This nickel sized pebble, at first, appeared to be just that. To my surprise, upon further inspection it turned out to be a really cool stone bead with a face carved into it ! Three feet away we found two very sweet arrow heads. We did not find the Chest on this search last week, but the adventure was beyond words...My search partner and I sat at this spot for quite a while conjuring up ideas about the natives who used this rock shelter and how long ago it must have been. The feeling one gets in a spot like this is surreal. Good luck everyone and happy hunting ! -Ken-

24   This nickel sized pebble, at first, appeared to be just that. To my surprise, upon further inspection it turned out to be a really cool stone bead with a face carved into it ! Three feet away we found two very sweet arrow heads. We did not find the Chest on this search last week, but the adventure was beyond words…My search partner and I sat at this spot for quite a while conjuring up ideas about the natives who used this rock shelter and how long ago it must have been. The feeling one gets in a spot like this is surreal. Good luck everyone and happy hunting !
-Ken-

 

My son and I found this unique rock while on a hunting trip. It was in a dry creek bed, not up on dry land. We don't have a clue whom we should ask what it may mean. Never got a response from Scott Wolter???  Can anyone suggest how to learn more.  Thanks.  :-) -specialklr-

25   My son and I found this unique rock while on a hunting trip.
It was in a dry creek bed, not up on dry land.
We don’t have a clue whom we should ask what it may mean.
Never got a response from Scott Wolter???
Can anyone suggest how to learn more. Thanks. 🙂
-specialklr-

 

I had followed the poem precisely as I deciphered it and spotted something in the distance to my amaze, and after some critical thinking decided that somewhere below it must be the blaze. I made my way slowly down the steep rocky rim as the task before me looked a little grim. Making my way along the base of the steep bluff, things weren’t nearly quite as rough, then I spied it there on the rock the alpha and omega an immortal clock. What does this mean, is it marking a grave a treasure I’m not really sure, I haven’t figured it out but I’m sure it symbolizes something with out a doubt. It will take you more to find this than just being wise, it will take some imagination, a bit of luck and four eyes. I haven’t given up on this blaze of mine, Ill continue to search it when I find time, but my research has led me other ways and Ill continue the chase to the end of days.  I actually found this while out hunting for Fenn’s treasure, but left it so others could find it, plus I would need a jolly green giant sized pocket to bring it home. If any one thinks they know what this symbolizes let me know please, I would be curious to find out.    -The Lorax-

26   I had followed the poem precisely as I deciphered it and spotted something in the distance to my amaze, and after some critical thinking decided that somewhere below it must be the blaze. I made my way slowly down the steep rocky rim as the task before me looked a little grim. Making my way along the base of the steep bluff, things weren’t nearly quite as rough, then I spied it there on the rock the alpha and omega an immortal clock. What does this mean, is it marking a grave a treasure I’m not really sure, I haven’t figured it out but I’m sure it symbolizes something with out a doubt. It will take you more to find this than just being wise, it will take some imagination, a bit of luck and four eyes. I haven’t given up on this blaze of mine, Ill continue to search it when I find time, but my research has led me other ways and Ill continue the chase to the end of days. I actually found this while out hunting for Fenn’s treasure, but left it so others could find it, plus I would need a jolly green giant sized pocket to bring it home. If any one thinks they know what this symbolizes let me know please, I would be curious to find out.
-The Lorax-

 

Found this on an (unsuccessful) search along the river. -LurkerToo-

27   Found this on an (unsuccessful) search along the river.
-LurkerToo-

 

I found this old beer bottle at the base of a tree stump near Chama while looking for the chest. In my mind it was left there by some old cowboy cooling off after a hard day in the sun. Aside from being a cool bottle from the 1920s or earlier it has a Calla Lilly or Skunk Cabbage branded into it. Even more odd is that the flower is upside down. Made my day to find it. Maybe someone out there knows more about beer bottles than me. I'd sure like to know what brewery  used these bottles. -Dannyboy-

28   I found this old beer bottle at the base of a tree stump near Chama while looking for the chest. In my mind it was left there by some old cowboy cooling off after a hard day in the sun. Aside from being a cool bottle from the 1920s or earlier it has a Calla Lilly or Skunk Cabbage branded into it. Even more odd is that the flower is upside down. Made my day to find it. Maybe someone out there knows more about beer bottles than me. I’d sure like to know what brewery used these bottles.
-Dannyboy-

 

Found this little antler shed in the Carson National Forest while looking for Forrest's chest around the Brazos. I know other people find tons of these but this was my first one and only one so far. I keep it on my desk at work. -hikergirlee-

29   Found this little antler shed in the Carson National Forest while looking for Forrest’s chest around the Brazos. I know other people find tons of these but this was my first one and only one so far. I keep it on my desk at work.
-hikergirlee-

 

I was hitching along 20 in Idaho on my way to Yellowstone. I saw this gold glint in the dirt. Don't have to tell you what I thought it was. lol. Since it was from Forrest's home state I figured it might be good luck. -groomer-

30   I was hitching along 20 in Idaho on my way to Yellowstone. I saw this gold glint in the dirt. Don’t have to tell you what I thought it was. lol. Since it was from Forrest’s home state I figured it might be good luck.
-groomer-

 

 

 

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  1. Hi Spallies. That looks like a mica schist. If you could find the parent body…or the source…you are likely to find garnets there. That’s what I think, anyway. I’m not a geologist and I’m frequently wrong.

  2. DP-That is funny! Well done. Thanks for a good chuckle this a.m.

    Spallies: I agree with JC1117 re: mica schist although I’m no expert. When I want to get a rock identified I usually take it to one of the gem/rock shows that are held around here a couple of times of year. Lots of enthusiast go there and they are friendly, talkative folks.

  3. goldpsych–VERY interesting item and story! I never heard of a tear vase before and its been interesting to read up on them after you posted your picture. I wonder how many “perfume” bottles and other small vases that I’ve seen are really tear vases? I read somewhere that they were used in the civil war in this country. Women would fill them during their loved ones absence and then give it to them as gift when (and if) they returned home. It was a display of how much the loved one was missed. Very touching image..

    • Raven, It was really a first for me as well … going into the tomb was actually scary. The picture is me coming out after the first entry. I shortly found the tear vase along with several oil lamps. I never heard about the Civil War tradition but am not surprised as grieving will bring out the tears as rememberance and tokens of love.

  4. Ken, That’s a good find! I also, once, found a small pretty shell bead, possibly Native American, on top of a mountain in New Mexico. Unfortunately I gave it to the pretty girl I was hiking with. Hope she still has it.

  5. specialklr: that is a very interesting find. It would certainly stop me in my tracks. The scale of it is a little hard to discern. What are the dimensions of the rock and width of the circle? Anything you can tell us about the location of the rock (where it was, whether other signs of habitation, etc)? I love good mysteries. Natural erosion can make some startling impressions on rocks but that clearly appears man made. Is it facing up or down stream and is it facing east or west? Looks like a sun image or web with the remnants of human figure in the middle. Or maybe thats just my imagination! Was their any mining done around there? What do you think it is? This contest is fun! I love all this stuff. Thanks Dal, Thanks Forrest!

    • Here I go talking to myself again. Oh well–Specialklr: check out http://www.ufo-contact.com/ancient-spirals-2 for pics of spirals from all around the world. I bet you might be able to tie your find to a native tribe near where you were hunting. I know shoshones frequently used the spiral in their carvings as did many other tribes. Lets try and figure out a date for it. Looking forward to getting more info! This is fun.

    • Thanks, Raven! Sorry for not being able to get back sooner. Between doctor visit and car problems, whew! The rock size is close to your beautiful Chinese Writing rock, perhaps slightly smaller. The image diameter is approx. 3″. It was in a dry creek bed and could have traveled a long distance. It came to rest facing downstream and east. Had it been on dry land I would not have taken it. Wouldn’t know if it was an ancient land boundary marker. The Old Testament puts a curse on any one moving a land boundary??? Most symbols like this tend to be images of the sun. I can’t tell what the figure through the middle might be. Southern Arizona is covered with mining history. I tried to get some interest with Scott Wolter on America Unearthed. No response.

      Can anyone give me suggestions on how to check this out further?

      • Hello, Specialklr. That’s a really cool mark on that rock. I think I’d take it home, too. My opinion…since there’s lots of different ones on the blogs…is that the mark is some kind of “petrified” undersea creature like a coral. Perhaps the rings are growth rings. The rock itself looks like coral reef rock.

        I was hunting meteorites up in the mountains east of Skull Valley Utah a few years ago. Encrusting the rocks at the top of the foothills are the ancient remains of a coral reef which once existed in Lake Bonneville.

        http://geology.utah.gov/popular/general-geology/ice-age/mammoth-tusk-discovery/

        Ancient petrified corals create some really unique textures and shapes in rocks. You should Google “petrified palm” and “turritella agate” to see two very beautiful and quite well-known examples.

        Speaking of coral, have you ever heard of Edward Leedskalnin and his coral castle? Fascinating stuff!!! I don’t want to “get into it” here because there’s so much to talk about. Suffice it to say, I just hope he’s sitting somewhere on a cloud sippin’ lemonade with his arm around Agnes. That guy deserves it.

  6. Lorax,
    Can you see the quail? Look at the round portion as the body. The head is facing left and it even has a feather on its head.

  7. WoW! Lots to look at and be impressed with. You all lead such interesting lives. I’m having feelings of inadequacy when I look at my lonely little shoe I submitted.

    • Hey, or should I say “hay”, that is a lucky shoe you shared! Great area too where you found it. Just make sure you keep it right side up so the luck stays in.

  8. If anyone finds a boot in Colorado just leave it, my husband opened the back of my vehicle and his boot fell out and went way down a hill, yep there was no way we were going to go get it, looked pretty steep lol 🙂

  9. Dannyboy-
    I don’t know much about bottles…but do you think it’s possible the flower was added post manufacture? The upside down issue is interesting.

  10. @Lurker; maybe there are some things we shouldn’t pickup. 🙂 What in the world is that thing? It looks like it has a propeller of some sort on one end.

    @groomer; that’s a great find. I can’t help but wonder if the crazy hiker babe I ran into on a search dropped it. She was an expert on all things extraterrestrial.

  11. JD – It looks like an electric motor (was).

    The photo was posted without caption which follows…..

    “Bad Day On The Madison”

    Left!!!!

    Right!!!

    Here she comes!!!

    CRUNCH!!

  12. hikergirlee,

    I found my first antler in the Kit Carson forest lands as well. They are exciting finds and well worth keeping. Mine was found with the skull as well but it eventually kind of disintegrated. I found a large elk rack last year, both antlers, but they were too large to carry far, left them at a loving home.

    • I should also say that “Bones” are very interesting things and can tell us a lot about the world. NM is a particularly interesting place for the study of bones … they go back hundreds of millions of years … you just have to “taste” them to tell them from stone.

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